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Due to Coronavirus, Borussia Dortmund stop plans for China & India!

German Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund after evaluating the current situation created by the spread of the Coronavirus have stopped plans of teams visiting China, India and Southeast Asia. Borussia Dortmund executive director Carsten Cramer told the Kicker magazine, “We had to weigh up the risks. And this risk assessment was …

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Venue for 2020 Olympics Asian Qualifiers Final Round Play-off confirmed!

After consultation with the Chinese Football Association (CFA) and the Football Federation Australia (FFA), the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) confirms that China’s home match against South Korea in the second leg of the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Tokyo 2020 Asian Qualifiers Final Round Playoff scheduled for March 11, 2020 will …

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China to play next month’s Asian Qualifiers matches in Thailand!

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC), in consultation with FIFA, has approved China’s request to play their upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar and 2023 AFC Asian Cup – Asian Qualifiers at a neutral venue. Due to the recent coronavirus outbreak, China are unable to play in the People’s Republic and …

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AFC Champions League matches featuring Chinese clubs postponed!

Representatives of the six Member Associations taking part in the AFC Champions League East decided to postpone matches involving Chinese clubs from the first three match days at an Emergency meeting convened by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Tuesday, February 4. It was also …

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Sydney to replace Nanjing as host for Women’s Olympic Qualifiers!

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has been informed by the Chinese Football Association (CFA) that it is withdrawing as host of the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Tokyo 2020 Asian Qualifiers Final Round – Group B in Nanjing. Therefore, the AFC worked with the Football Federation Australia (FFA) and has nominated …

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Shanghai SIPG FC vs Buriram United’s AFC Champions League qualifier behind closed doors!

Following discussions with the Chinese Football Association (CFA), the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has confirmed that the AFC Champions League Play-off tie between Shanghai SIPG FC and Buriram United will be played behind closed doors because of the outbreak of coronavirus in China. The CFA confirmed the decision in regard …

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AFC & China confirm host cities for 2023 AFC Asian Cup!

The 10 host cities for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup in China have today been announced by the Chinese Football Association (CFA). The cities include the People’s Republic of China capital, Beijing as well as Tianjin, Shanghai, Chongqing, Chengdu, Xi’an, Dalian, Qingdao, Xiamen and Suzhou. The full details will be …

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1.FC Köln ends their engagements in China!

German Bundesliga side 1.FC Köln has announced that they are ending their engagement in an football academy project in Shenyang. In an article in the local Köln Stadt-Anzeiger newspaper on Wednesday, December 18 it was widely reported that 1.FC Köln have withdrawn from the football academy project in Shenyang. For …

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‘Power of Heroes’ inspires young players in China!

The Chinese Football Association (CFA), with the support of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), staged the annual CFA Dream China Social Responsibilities Initiatives programme in Changsha and harnessed the ‘power of heroes’ to inspire young players. The three-day programme was the culmination of a month long event which involved over …

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SportsInnovation: Future Summits in China and the USA!

As part of a warm-up for the second SportsInnovation trade fair next March, leading members of the sports industry recently gathered at Future Summits in China and the USA to discuss and analyse the future of sports and sports technology. Organised by Messe Düsseldorf in cooperation with the DFL Deutsche …

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